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The UK is set to be battered by a mini-heatwave later this month which will see temperatures skyrocket into the mid-20s.

Weather maps from WXCharts and Netweather predict the period of hot weather is set to begin on Saturday, May 25 and last until Wednesday, May 29 as the country approaches summer and begins to enjoy longer spells of warmer weather.

Early on in the heatwave southern areas will see the highest temperatures with the likes of London, Brighton, Crawley and Canterbury experiencing peak temperatures of 23C.

Further north, temperatures will drop slightly by a few degrees around the Scottish cities of Carlisle and Edinburgh which will experience 20C and 18C respectively.

As the mini-heatwave progresses, the balance of heat will change and parts of northern England, Wales, and Scotland will have higher temperatures than those in the south on May 28 and 29.

Peak temperatures will be in the Scottish Highlands and around the population hubs of Inverness and Wick. Further south, the likes of Newcastle and Middlesbrough will also be subject to warmer temperatures.

On May 29, the likes of Devon, Cornwall, and Sussex will see the lowest temperatures along with towns and villages in Kent before temperatures stabilise nationwide.

Despite the promise of warmer temperatures alongside longer days in a few weeks, the Met Office has warned that there is a “a lot of uncertainty” about weather at the end of the month.

In their long-range forecast, the Met Office said between May 21 and May 30, the UK “will be in-between low pressure over the near continent”. The result is that the weather could be “unsettled and potentially thundery”.

Consequently, while the UK may enjoy a mini-heatwave with temperatures above 20C, there is the possibility that that could be tinged by thunderstorms.

The Met Office warned: “Overall though, one way or another, it looks like remaining fairly unsettled across much of the UK, with further rain, showers or even thunderstorms in places, though there will be some sunshine between times, the best of this possibly in southwestern parts.

“Both rainfall amounts and temperatures are likely to be a little above average, but some large spatial differences are likely.”

Met Office 5-day weather forecast: Thursday, May 16th – Monday, May 25th

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain clearing the west this evening, with many areas dry by midnight. Showers in south also fading, although some continuing across northern England and southern Scotland. Staying mild under any cloud, with some mist and fog developing across the south.


Any mist and fog clearing to leave sunny spells and showers on Friday, these turning particularly heavy with a risk of thunder in Scotland. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny spells and heavy, thundery showers continue on Saturday, particularly in the south. A little drier with fewer showers on Sunday and Monday. Feeling warm in any sunshine.

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